Classic Commercials Series 1
Series 1 of Meatpies' Classic commercials, featuring 7-UP, Carnation Milk, Shasta Cola, Tang, Wonderbread and many others!
Run time 1 minutes 0 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color
April 14, 2016
Disappointing collection of old TV spots. The quality is weak (low resolution, heavy compression artifacts), but the real problem is that their original aspect ratio (1.33:1) has been compromised -- presumably so that if enlarged to full screen mode on a 16x9 monitor, it will fill the screen. This is often done by stretching the image, making everything look fat & skewed, but in this case, the original size has been cropped. So you're not getting the entire spot. After watching a reasonable number of them, it was clear that the whole set was modified this way, rendering the set useless. Too many scalped heads for my taste.
If you simply want to rip the audio for a podcast or something, I suppose they have a purpose. Beyond that, IA has far superior resources. I'd sooner watch commercials that end abruptly 2/3 of the way in.